Thursday, December 16, 2021

Vince Rillon and Christine Bermas Star in Thrilling Adventure Movie "Siklo," Premieres January 7, 2022 on Vivamax

Hop on to the thrilling adventures of life and hitch a ride with Ringo and Samara as "Siklo" arrives on Vivamax this January 7, 2022.

A Vivamax Original Movie, "Siklo" is an upcoming sexy-action-thriller starring Vince Rillon and Christine Bermas. It’s the story of Ringo (Vince Rillon), a delivery rider who falls into forbidden love with one of his customers, Samara (Christine Bermas). Samara is also a mistress of Pastor Boy (Joko Diaz), a religious group leader who uses his platform and followers for money laundering. Upon knowing about Ringo and Samara’s affair, Pastor Boy will try to ruin their lives by involving Ringo’s name in his illegal works and also tries to hurt Samara.

Ringo and Samara then ride Ringo’s motorcycle to escape and start life anew, without knowing that they also carried the money that Pastor Boy stole from his religious group. The haunt for the runaway lovers begins and even more intensifies when Pastor Boy’s father and the highest leader in their faux religion, Amang Pablo, meddles in the situation.

This film is Vince and Christine’s first lead role for Vivamax, and these new stars did not hold back to showcase their acting skills with their intense and action scenes. We will surely see more of these two as they star in other Vivamax Original Movies and other films with award-winning directors. Vince and Christine recently shot a BL (Boys’ Love) movie directed by the multi-awarded director, Brillante Mendoza and co-starring Paolo Gumabao. Sisid will soon be on Vivamax this 2022. We also get to see hot and daring performances from Ayanna Misola of Pornstar 2 and artist-influencer Rob Guinto.

Produced by Viva Films, "Siklo" is directed by Roman Perez Jr., director of most talked-about Vivamax Original Movies such as Taya, The Housemaid and House Tour. He also directed the 2019 erotic thriller movie, Adan.

Let’s continue celebrating the new year, and we hold on to our seats and join the wild ride of Siklo as it premieres on Vivamax this January 7, 2022.

Subscribe to Vivamax for only P149 per month or P399 for three months. Visit or download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, Huawei App Gallery and App Store.

For payments via the website, you may choose EC Pay, 7 Eleven, All Day, All Day, Pay Mongo, GrabPay, GCash, or PayMaya. For payment thru app, you can have Globe, Smart, GCash, Paypal, Visa, or Mastercard as options. For payment thru Ecommerce, you may choose from Lazada, Shopee, Comworks, Clickstore, or Paymaya. For payment thru authorized outlets, choose from Load Manna, Comworks, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Express, and Load Central. VivaMax’s cable partners are SkyCable, Cable Link, Wesfardell Connect, Fiber, BCTVI, Cebu Cable, Zenergy HD, Cotabato Cable Television Network Corporation, and Concepcion Pay TV Network, Inc.

Siklo is also streaming on Vivamax Middle East. For kababayans in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar, watch all you can for only AED35/month. Vivamax can also be streamed in Europe for only 8 GBP/month.

Vivamax is also available in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Macao, Vietnam, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, and now also in Canada and the United States of America.

PayMaya Supports LGUs Push for Digitization with Real Property Tax Raffle Promo

Digital financial services leader PayMaya continues to make government transactions more convenient and rewarding for Filipinos with its contactless and cashless payment solutions.

PayMaya counts the country's top local government units (LGUs) among its partners, enabling these cities and municipalities with digital payment acceptance solutions. It further strengthened the rollout of its LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization (LEAD) program this year since its launch in July 2020 to help more cities and municipalities build a digital-first community.

The initiative is in line with the overall thrust of the government to promote digitization of person-to-government (P2G) and business-to-government (B2G) payments and supports ease of doing business in the public sector.

To encourage more Filipinos to enjoy the convenience, safety, and security of paying their government transactions online, PayMaya is running the Real Property Tax raffle promo until December 31, 2021, with its partner LGUs.

The promo is open to all who will pay for their Real Property Tax (RPT) to the following LGUs: Antipolo City; Lapu - Lapu City; Legazpi City; Mandaluyong City; Marikina City; Paranaque City; Quezon City; Taguig City; Valenzuela City.

To earn a raffle entry, taxpayers simply need to pay for their RPT to any of the abovementioned LGUs, amounting to at least Php5,000. There will be five winners Php10,000 from each participating LGU. The announcement of winners will be on January 6, 2022.

"Local government units (LGUs) are at the forefront of digital transformation and financial inclusion. To build a strong digital ecosystem on-ground, PayMaya supports LGUs in their thrust to digitize payments. With more LGUs enabled with digital payments, citizens can surely enjoy more efficient, convenient, and safe public service, especially now that the economy begins to reopen,” said Mar Lazaro, Head of Enterprise Business at PayMaya.

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.

It provides more than 41 million Filipinos with access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 380,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 60,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including "every day" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

KZ Tandingan Releases Surprise Version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan brings a little warmth to the cold weather of the holidays with her rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a special single released under Tarsier Records.

A surprise drop on Thursday (December 16), KZ’s interpretation of the classic Christmas tune stirs up some long-overdue holiday nostalgia, intensifying the yuletide atmosphere for those who have been feeling too weary to celebrate the season.

KZ performed the stripped-down version of the classic with solo accompaniment by the formidable Jem Florendo on keys. A spontaneous and magical moment that was luckily captured via several high quality microphones, the pair weaved a jaw-dropping rendition that will surely touch the hearts of listeners, if not leaving them speechless.

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was originally performed by famed American actress-singer Judy Garland for the 1944 musical film “Meet Me in St. Louis.” KZ adds her name to the list of legendary recording artists such as Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, and Sam Smith who have left their mark on the holiday standard by gifting the world with their own version of the song.

The track also marks KZ’s sophomore release under Tarsier Records following her first international single “11:59,” which led to her placement as spotlight artist of Spotify’s EQUAL Philippines playlist for November and landed her a billboard feature in New York Times Square.

Anticipate joy in upcoming Christmas festivities by streaming KZ’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” out now on various digital music platforms. For updates, follow Tarsier Records on its social media accounts @tarsierrecords.

Shopee Spreads Joy and Cheer to Everyday Heroes this Holiday Season with "Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package"

After launching Frontliner Package and Fully-Vaxxed Package earlier this year, Shopee launches a new digital bundle just in time to spread joy and cheer this coming holiday season with Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package

Starting December 11, 2021 until January 9, 2022, our everyday heroes can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes Shopee discount and free shipping vouchers, ShopeePay Bills Cashback vouchers, and discounts from Ultramega Supermarket, Shawarma Shack, Moonleaf, Tapa King, and National Book Store*.

Eligible beneficiaries include:

  • Health Care Workers (Hospital admin and janitorial services Health and service personnel in LGU facilities) 
  • Medical Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians) 
  • Policemen and Military Personnel 
  • Coast Guards 
  • Hospitality Sector Workers (Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Travel Agencies) 
  • Government Agencies (LGU workers, admin staff) 
  • Delivery and Logistics Providers (Food, restaurant, medicine, logistics company drivers and riders) Security Guards 
  • Mortuary Services Personnel

The brand vouchers included in the package are from ShopeePay and users can redeem these vouchers via ShopeePay’s Scan to Pay feature at the brand’s stores. Eligible individuals who are not yet on Shopee can also create an account by downloading the Shopee App from Google Play or the App Store to sign up for the package and receive an additional discount and free shipping vouchers.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As we welcome this season of hope and gratitude, Shopee and its partner brands continue to support frontliners by offering exclusive vouchers they can use to enjoy the holidays. We are inspired by the number of frontliners who enjoyed the first two iterations of this package, and we added in industries like the hospitality sector, which have been integral in the country's economic recovery efforts. With the new year ahead, Shopee will push for more initiatives that will benefit not only our frontliners but the Filipinos community as well.”

Medical frontliners, tourism workers, delivery and logistics providers, and more who are new to Shopee can also receive additional vouchers until 9 January 2022

Starting December 11, frontliners can avail of the bundle by signing up on the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package microsite in the Shopee App. Users can also check out the link here

1. Sign up and upload a valid PRC license or company ID through the link found on the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package microsite 
2. Wait for Shopee to approve your application 
3. Once verified, Shopee will notify you that your application has been accepted and will preload the package vouchers to your account (note: New Users will receive additional vouchers as part of the package) 
4. Enjoy your Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package vouchers

Sexy Actress Angeli Khang in Search of Her Perfect Match in MYX and Tinder's Dating Show Streams Exclusively on TikTok LIVE via @myxglobal this December 17

The online dating game show “MYX and Match” in collaboration with Tinder finally returns for its second season this Friday (December 17) at 8PM, streaming exclusively on TikTok LIVE via @myxglobal.

Hosted by VJ Ai Dela Cruz, “MYX and Match” opens its new season with Filipino-Korean rookie actress and one of Viva's MaXimum Crush (VMX Crush) Angeli Khang as the premiere episode’s searcher.

Angeli, who starred back-to-back in the 2021 films “Mahjong Nights” and “Taya,” is set to undergo a series of compatibility challenges and tests with the participants until she decides who her ‘perfect match’ is.

“MYX and Match” season 2 has generated excitement among potential participants, receiving over 1,000 entries through its official casting partner Tinder to date after it opened a call for participants in early December.

For those interested to join “MYX and Match” season 2 as a participant, just download the Tinder app via Google Play Store or Apple App Store and create an account and be sure to match with the “MYX and Match” profile card when it appears on the screen. Be sure to read and understand the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your entry.

Take your shot at a promising romance by joining “MYX and Match” season 2 and tune in to its premiere episode tomorrow (December 17), 8PM via @myxglobal on TikTok LIVE. For more details, follow MYX on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, kumu, TikTok, and Instagram.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

TV5 Culminates Longest Christmas Campaign with Star-Studded “Atin ang Paskong Ito, the 2021 TV Christmas Celebration”

As a culmination of the longest Christmas campaign on Philippine TV, TV5 wraps up its four-month-long parade of presents with “Atin ang Paskong Ito, the 2021 TV Christmas Celebration” - a two-part TV special packed with joyful treats and spectacular performances from the country’s brightest stars. Airing on December 18 at 8:30 PM and December 19 at 8:00 PM, the TV5 Christmas Special encapsulates the network’s message of hope and unity, along with everything that makes this merry season so meaningful to Filipinos.

TV5 kicked off the BER-months this year with its ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting, followed by a series of surprises for Kapatid viewers across the country, most notably the Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics promo, which let viewers enjoy Christmas carols every day for a chance to win exciting prizes. Last month, the network successfully launched its inspiring Christmas Station ID, “Atin ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid,” enjoining Filipinos to celebrate this most-loved time of the year despite these challenging times.

For its upcoming two-part holiday special, TV5 celebrates the season with lots of singing and dancing, life-changing prizes and surprises, and the promise to continue uplifting the Filipino spirit in every home. Anchored on the theme “Ako, Ikaw, Tayo, hanggang sa pagtatapos ng selebrasyon!”, the Yuletide celebration spreads TV5’s 5 Pillars of Pag-asa, Kasiyahan, Kapatiran, Pagbabalik-tanaw, and Pasasalamat.

The spirit of Pag-asa rises above the difficulties endured by so many Filipinos - because when there’s hope, there’s happiness, which has always been at the heart of what TV5 does. For the ultimate Kasiyahan, TV5’s Christmas Special features outstanding production numbers by “Her Majasty” Maja Salvador, Popinoy winners Versus and Yara, the Lunch Out Loud crew, Sing-Galing team, Niña Niño cast, Zephanie, the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir, OPM icons Dulce, Rey Valera, Marco Sison, Radha, Hajji Alejandro, and more. The TV special is also presented by seasoned hosts Randy Santiago, K Brosas, Bayani Agbayani, Isabelle Daza, and co-hosts Zendee and MJ Marfori.

Another Filipino value that’s naturally in the DNA of TV5 is Kapatiran. For over a year now, this has been embodied by the network’s remarkable collaboration with a slew of artists and talents and unique partnership with different production companies, including ABS-CBN, all of whom were welcomed like family. For the very first time, both Kapamilya and Kapatid stars will share the stage for a Christmas number, led by no less than ASAP mainstays Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, and Gary Valenciano to truly capture the magic of the holidays.

Taking stock of the challenging year of 2021, the TV5 Christmas Special also offers viewers a Pagbabalik-tanaw, as the momentous event marks the first-ever national TV tribute for the Philippines’ recent victories. Ms. Intercontinental Cinderella Faye Obenita and Miss Globe Maureen Montagne, with the special participation of Jose Mari Chan, will help recall how Filipinos, despite facing countless hardships, rose to new heights and garnered wins, both big and small.

As the network’s way of expressing their gratitude or Pasasalamat to its Kapatid viewers across the country, the winners of the Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics promo will be announced during the Christmas Special. Three lucky winners will receive P100,000 each and the name chosen in the Grand Draw will bag the P1,000,000 jackpot prize and a house and lot from Camella.

End 2021 on a high note and experience the true essence of the one-of-a-kind Filipino Christmas with “Atin ang Paskong Ito, the 2021 TV5 Christmas Celebration” on December 18 and 19.

For more information, visit or follow TV5's official social media pages for updates.

Parokya Ni Edgar's Superhero Song "Mang Jose" is Now a Movie! Available on Vivamax on December 24, 2021

Mang Jose”, the superhero that Parokya ni Edgar created and introduced as a song back in 2005, which was first on Vivamax Plus starting last November 17 will be available starting December 24, 2021 on Vivamax! Now a superhero movie with a twist, “Mang Jose” joins other extraordinary films that Vivamax is known to deliver.

Janno Gibbs stars as Mang Jose who has a special ability of energy absorption and redirection. People in need of saving call upon him. But the catch is, they must have some savings to be able to pay him thereafter. Mang Jose’s services can actually cost a few thousand bucks.

Now causing havoc in the city is King Ina, played by Janno’s former love team partner, Manilyn Reynes. When people drink the milk tea called Peace Tea, King Ina is able to control their minds and make slaves out of them. King Ina’s army is called the Turborats.

When the Turborats abducted Tina (Bing Loyzaga), her son Tope (Mikoy Morales), a call center agent, hires Mang Jose to get her back safe and sound.

This rescue mission will most likely cost Tope a fortune, but the discovery that he and Mang Jose will make along the way is priceless.

The movie is full of fight and laugh-out-loud scenes. Mang Jose and his wacky sidekick Charlemagne (Jerald Napoles) promise to take the audience to an out of this world experience. Janno and Jerald worked together in the recent 2020 MMFF International Film Festival entry Pakboys.

“Mang Jose” also serves as the big screen reunion of Janno and Manilyn after over two decades. The JannoLyn tandem was one of the biggest love teams in the ‘80s, so even if they play rivals in this comedy-fantasy film, avid fans will be delighted about this reunion project. Bing Loyzaga’s participation in her husband’s movie is an added bonus.

As for Mikoy Morales, it can be said that “Mang Jose” is the start of many big opportunities as he is named to join in an iconic superhero series very soon.

Directed by Rayn F. Brizuela, “Mang Jose” was featured at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea last July. It was not the first time for director Brizuela to have his movie included in an international film festival. His first feature film, “Memory Channel” (2016) was in competition in the World Premiere Film Festival.

Experience first the power of “Mang Jose” on Vivamax Plus, the newest pay-per-view service of Viva starting November 17, 2021 and catch it on Vivamax this December 24.

Go to or download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, App Store or Huawei App Gallery.

Watch all you can on Vivamax for only P149/month and P399 for 3 months for bigger savings. A 3-day access to Vivamax at a hot price of P29 is also available. And for only P299, you can get the new VIVAMAX PLUS. This special feature gives you a chance to stream your chosen movie one week in advance from its regular playdate!

For payment thru website, you may choose from EC Pay, 7 Eleven, All Day, All Day, Pay Mongo, GrabPay, GCash, or PayMaya. For payment thru app, you may choose from Globe, Smart, GCash, Paypal, Visa, or Mastercard. For payment thru Ecommerce, you may choose from Lazada, Shopee, Comworks, Clickstore, or Paymaya. For payment thru authorized outlets, you may choose from Load Manna, Comworks, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Express, and Load Central. VivaMax’s cable partners are SkyCable, Cable Link, Wesfardell Connect, Fiber, BCTVI, Cebu Cable, Zenergy HD, Cotabato Cable Television Network Corporation, and Concepcion Pay TV Network, Inc.

“Mang Jose” is also streaming on Vivamax Middle East! To our dear fellow Pinoys in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar, watch all you can for only AED35/month. In Europe, Vivamax can be streamed for only 8 GBP/month.

Vivamax is also available in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Macao, Vietnam, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

(Trailer) "The Broken Marriage Vow" feat. Jodi Sta. Maria's Discovery of Zanjoe Marudo's Affair with Sue Ramirez

ABS-CBN released on Wednesday (December 15) the highly anticipated trailer of its upcoming drama series, “The Broken Marriage Vow,” where Jodi Sta. Maria unleashes the rage of a scorned woman after the discovery of her husband’s affair sends her into a spiral of paranoia and destructive behavior. The series will air in January 2022 on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC.

The three-minute trailer introduces viewers to Dra. Jill Ilustre (Jodi), whose picture of a happy family slowly gets ruined after she finds a strand of blonde hair in her husband David’s (Zanjoe Marudo) scarf.

Jill’s simple hunch quickly turns into a fixation, as she begins to track David’s whereabouts and doubts everyone around them. Jill’s worst nightmare becomes a reality when she gets hold of David’s secret mobile phone, where she discovers a trove of photos that confirm her husband does not only have another woman, who is revealed to be Lexy (Sue Ramirez), but that her friends are in on the affair and are actively keeping it from her.

Simula sa araw na ‘to, ako ang magsasabi kung kailan, saan, at kung paano ko ito tatapusin (From this day on, I will be the one to decide when, where, and how to end it,” Jill declares menacingly in the clip.

The trailer also gives a sneak peek of some of the pivotal scenes from the series, including the one where David flatly denies to Jill that he is cheating on her, the one where Lexy finds out from Jill that she is pregnant with David’s child, and the dinner scene where Jill unceremoniously reveals to Lexy’s parents that their daughter is sleeping with David and that Lexy had an abortion.

The three-minute trailer also shows Zaijian Jaranilla in his role as Gio, the son caught in the crossfire of his parents Jill and David’s conflict.

Other co-stars appearing in the trailer are Diane (Jane Oineza), Jill’s patient who is tasked with stalking David; Sandy (Angeli Bayani), Jill’s doctor best friend; Carol and Charlie (Bianca Manalo and Ketchup Eusebio), Jill and David’s neighbors; Nathalia and Alfred (Rachel Alejandro and Art Acuña), Lexy’s parents; Grace (Empress Shuck), David’s secretary; and Marina (Susan Africa), David’s mother.

“The Broken Marriage Vow,” which is directed by Connie Macatuno and Andoy Ranay, is the Philippine adaptation of the global BBC hit series “Doctor Foster.”

The cast also includes Ronnie Lazaro, Joem Bascon, Brent Manalo, Malou Crisologo, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Lao Rodriguez, Jet Gaitan, Jie Anne Armero, Migs Almendras, Avery Clyde, and JB Agustin.

Don’t miss “The Broken Marriage Vow” beginning January 2022 on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, and TFC.

James Bond "No Time to Die" Opens in Philippine Theaters Today, December 15

Big-screen action experience comes back in cinemas today, December 15, when "No Time to Die" finally opens in the Philippines nationwide.

Brimming with spectacular stunts and breathtaking scenes from different locations around the globe, No "Time To Die" is filmed for and meant to be experienced on the big screen. The film also marks Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond and for the film, Craig always tries to put as much of himself on screen as possible when filming his action scenes. “Because Daniel does the stunts himself, he has huge input into how they are designed and created,” producer Barbara Broccoli confirms.

Craig’s willingness to put his body on the line adds much to his character, says Broccoli. “Thanks to Daniel, you really believe that Bond is in peril or that he can get hurt,” she says. “He does get hurt and he feels it.

Behind the film’s stunts are Olivier Schneider and Lee Morrison along with special effects supervisor Chris Corbould whose works from previous to the latest Bond films contributed a colossal effect on the success of the franchise worldwide. Another of Corbould’s greatest strengths is his work with explosions; the blowing up of the villain’s lair in Spectre entered the book of Guinness World Records as the largest explosion ever executed in a motion picture.

There are two large explosions featured in No Time To Die. The first ignites in Valdo’s lab. After achieving a World Record on Spectre, the Bond team hope they might also secure another with No Time To Die. “There is a record for the most high explosive in one shot,” shares Corbould. “We had 135.4kg in ours, so I’m hoping that that goes through. It’d be nice to get a record on every Bond film!

What was so important to us was that this film be shown in the cinemas because it has this beautiful landscape… It’s a visual feast in the way it’s been designed and shot. We’re just so thrilled we were able to open in cinemas,” said producer Brocolli from Deadline’s Contenders Film in New York.

Don’t miss out on the big screen action, book your tickets now in time for the release of No Time to Die on December 15 in Philippine cinemas.

Rabiya Mateo, From Universe to Kapuso's In-Demand Actress

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo has nothing but gratitude to GMA Network for the full support she's getting as far as her showbiz career is concern. Immediately after signing an exclusive contract with the Kapuso network last November 18, she was given guest stints in some of the station’s top-rating programs like Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, The Boobay and Tekla Show, and Wish Ko Lang. She is also tapped as one of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla's leading ladies in Book 2 of fantasy series "Alamat ng Agila".

"My heart is full of endless gratitude because the Kapuso has seen my potential. Not everybody receives this wonderful offer to be part of their stable. Especially now that we’re still in the midst of the pandemic, a lot of people have been struggling as to where they can have jobs. In my case, I’m fortunate and blessed for the network’s trust in me." the 25-year-old beauty queen expressed during the recent virtual media conference with selected entertainment bloggers.

Rabiya revealed that GMA already expressed interest in getting her services even before her reign as Miss Universe Philippines 2020 ended. 

"It happened before I competed in the Miss Universe pageant. And right after my competition for Miss Universe, my manager Jonas Gaffud and told me that GMA is interested in getting me."

Rabiya also looked back at her humble beginnings that made her to what she is now.

"I just came from a simple life, I had my humble beginnings, I have my struggles. But I realize, I have to go through those hardships because God will open that perfect door for you. 

"After Ms. Universe Philippines, I’ve been asking myself, ‘What’s next? What am I going to do? Babalik na ba ako sa pagiging Physical Therapist?’ But I’m just happy that the people here in GMA did see my potential as an actress, as a host, and I’m excited sa mga parating na projects. I’m very happy. I can’t believe that I am officially  with GMA. I can finally say, I’m officially a Kapuso!” said Rabiya.

Catch Rabiya in the upcoming Kapuso fantasy series "Alamat ng Agila" Book 2 soon on GMA.

(Full List) iWantTFC Unwraps Lineup of Exciting, Star-Studded Original Shows for 2022

iWantTFC, the home of Filipino stories, has unveiled its lineup of upcoming originals for 2022, including “He’s Into Her” season two, Janine Gutierrez and Lovi Poe’s queer romance, and Angelica Panganiban’s series about moving on, in its “iWantTFC Unwrapped” event that was livestreamed on Friday (December 10) on ABS-CBN’s various social media pages.

The ‘kilig’ continues in the second season of “He’s Into Her,” where Max and Deib (Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan) face the joys and challenges of being in a new relationship. Its beloved Benison ‘bearkada, composed of Joao Constancia, Criza Taa, Kaori Oinuma, Vivoree Esclito, Jeremiah Lisbo, Gello Marquez, Ashley De Mundo, and Dalia Varde are also returning to the phenomenal hit series.

A teen barkada learns about life and love in “Tara G!” starring Daniella Stranner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori, Vivoree, JC Alcantara, Zach Castaneda, and CJ Salonga, who travel through various destinations and learn lessons about life and love as they navigate their way to adulthood.

Janine Gutierrez and Lovi Poe will be teaming up in their first project together, “Sleep With Me,” an inter-abled queer female romance between a wheelchair-bound radio DJ and a girl who suffers from a sleep disorder.

Angelica Panganiban headlines the miniseries "The Goodbye Girl,” based on the book of the same name by best-selling author Noreen Capili, which profiles the different types of “goodbye girls” and their ways of moving on from a heartbreak. Its superstar cast is composed of real-life sweethearts Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, Maris Racal and Rico Blanco, as well as Barbie Imperial, Elisse Joson, JC De Vera, RK Bagatsing, Turs Daza, and Joshua Colet.

Click Like Share’s” third season, which will star Belle, Elmo Magalona, Jane Oineza, JC Alcantara, Jerome Canlas, and Vivoree, will continue to promote responsible social media use while highlighting forgiveness, kindness, and contentment.

For the first time ever, Francine Diaz will be paired with three leading men – BGYO’s Akira Morishita and The Squad Plus’ Ashton Salvador and KD Estrada – in “Bola Bola,” where she plays an overweight high school student who cooks her way to her crush’s heart. Squadmates Analain Salvador and Danica Ontengco will also be seen in the series, an adaptation of Anna Geronga’s best-selling book.

Sylvia Sanchez and Ria Atayde’s mom-daughter tandem shines in iWantTFC’s Mother’s Day offering, “Mrs. Piggy,” about a self-made woman who has devoted her life to providing for her family that she practically missed out on her kids growing up. Now, she has to tie up the pieces to make them whole again.

These seven originals comprise the first batch of originals coming to iWantTFC in 2022, with more in the pipeline.

Aside from the massive lineup of stars that hit the blue carpet at the “iWantTFC Unwrapped” event, iWantTFC showcased the directors including Chad Vidanes (“He’s Into Her”), Cathy Camarillo and Barry Gonzalez (“Tara G!”), Samantha Lee (“Sleep With Me”), Derick Cabrido (“The Goodbye Girl”), JP Habac (“Bola Bola”), Carlo Catu (“Mrs. Piggy”), and Andoy Ranay (“Click Like Share”), as well as co-producers ABS-CBN Films, Inc., Dreamscape Entertainment, Star Creatives, Project 8 Corner San Joaquin Projects, Kreative Den, Clever Minds, Inc., and Epic Media, reinforcing its position as a playground for creators. Producers Des De Guzman, Dan Villegas, Omar Sortijas, Iana Bernardez, Kate Valenzuela, and Dido Camara were also present at the event.

The event also featured a live production number from DonBelle, as well as the trailers for “F4 Thailand,” which will stream for free beginning December 18, and ABS-CBN shows such as KathNiel’s “2 Good 2 be True,” “Darna: The TV Series,” “The Broken Marriage Vow,” and “Love in 40 Days” which will be seen in advance on iWantTFC.

Soon, iWantTFC will also stream “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether The Weather Is Fine),” which stars Charo Santos and Daniel Padilla and narrates a mother and her son’s struggle for survival in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda. The film, which is co-produced by iWantTFC, premiered in Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and is competing at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

Watch out for iWantTFC’s exciting offerings in 2022 and download the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) now or register for an account on to access its extensive library of regularly updated content, including currently airing ABS-CBN shows, Kapamilya classics, over 1,000 movies, newscasts, lifestyle programs, award-winning documentaries, originals, religious programs, and acquired series from Thailand’s GMMTV. Viewers can also enjoy watching iWantTFC on a bigger screen through select devices on VEWD, ROKU streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV for global users, and VIDAA for select countries. iWantTFC is also available via Chromecast and Airplay. For the complete list of compatible devices, sign in instructions, and account activation, visit

For updates, like and follow @iwanttfc on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to For inquiries and concerns about the service, users can also send a message on iWantTFC’s Facebook page or e-mail

iQiyi Original K-Series “Bad and Crazy” Debuts New Trailers feat. Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Jun in High-Octane Thrilling Scenes

It’s a date with Hallyu’s dashing duo Lee Dong-Wook and Wi Ha Jun when "Bad and Crazy" debuts on December 17 on iQiyi and at 9:50PM simulcast with Korea, globally across 191 territories.

iQiyi’s Original Korean drama series Bad and Crazy, stars Lee Dong Wook (Tale of the Nine Tailed, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God), Wi Ha Jun (Squid Game, 18 Again, Something in the Rain), Han Ji Eun (Lovestruck in the City, Be Melodramatic) and Cha Hak Yeon (Mine, Children of Nobody). The latest trailers reveal Lee stars as Ryu Su Yeol, a consequentialist police inspector looking to get ahead in life. After meeting Wi Ha Joon’s crazy ‘K’ - whose origin is yet unknown - Lee’s life descends into chaos, from being beaten up, getting into fights, surviving an explosion, to clinging to the open rear door of a speeding truck. Even with life and limb at stake, Lee and Wi are still smiling and giving each other high-fives in a love-hate relationship that promises to enthrall viewers.

In the trailers, Lee Dong Wook’s enviable physique takes the spotlight as he’s seen relaxing in a sauna with just a towel, the tranquil only lasted for a while when a helmet-clad Wi Ha Jun suddenly bursts in. Wi dishes out a beating, splashes hot water on Lee, and even forces him on a terrifying motorcycle ride. Lee Dong Wook could not help but yell, “You really are a madman!” However, in moments of crises, Lee and Wi seem to enjoy great chemistry fighting side by side, revealing a ‘bromance’ that ties them together.

Further revealed in the trailers is Han Ji Eun’s character as the hot-blooded narcotics police officer Lee Hui Gyeom giving Lee Dong Wook another headache. Even as both previously dated, Han evidently cannot stand Lee now as she even hurls him to the ground and questions, “Are you really not getting your act together?” However, when faced with cases that are tough to crack, Lee and Han have no choice but to cooperate. With the help of the crazed protector of justice Wi Ha Jun, they look every bit a crime-fighting trio. In a scene where Lee Dong Wook drives a truck, the three are tucked in the front seat, screaming and cheering in joy. Viewers are sure to feel their team spirit, but will no doubt be curious about the love triangle relationship among them.

Bad and Crazy is a heroic drama that follows capable but bad cop Ryu Su Yeol regaining his humanity after meeting the righteous but crazy ‘K’. 

The iQiyi Original K-series is set to premiere on December 17, with new episodes simulcast with Korea on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli Spread Love and Christmas Spirit in "Christmas with Gs" on December 18

Feel the Christmas spirit and make it a holiday season to remember by watching the special treat of Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo-Guidicelli, "Christmas with Gs," which streams on KTX.PH on December 18 (Saturday), 8 pm.

After the successful “Tala” film concert earlier this year, the Popstar Royalty returns to the concert stage and collaborates with her husband in their first digital Christmas concert.

The two will give their flavor to some of the classic foreign and Filipino Christmas carols, "Jingle Bells," "O Holy Night," "Ang Pasko ay Sumapit," and "Sana Ngayong Pasko."

Joining them in this Christmas concert are Jose Marie Chan and the international award-winning acapella group, Acapellago.

Meanwhile, fans have the chance to talk to Matteo and Sarah in an online meet and greet if they purchase the VIP tickets at P2,500. For those who wish to only watch the concert, regular tickets are available at P1,500.

Aside from "Christmas with the Gs," also check out WWF's fundraising concert, "Holiday Serenade" on Dec. 17 (Friday), Basil Valdez's "Sundin ang Loob Mo" on Dec. 18 (Saturday) to 19 (Sunday), Kuh Ledesma's "Kulh Hits + More" on Dec.25 (Saturday) to Dec. 26 (Sunday)," The Company's "The Christmas Roadtrip" on Dec.25 (Saturday) to Dec. 26 (Sunday), Marites Allen's "2022 Feng Shui Forecast" on Dec.26 (Sunday), Resort's World Manila's "The Grand Countdown to 2022" with Aegis and The Dawn on Dec.31 (Friday), and "Tatak Thyro" on Dec.31 (Friday).

To book tickets and get more information on the events, visit

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, Reunited on Kapuso Primetime this 2022

Kapuso couple and Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera reunite for a very special Kapuso project on New Year's day.

Watch out for them in "Year of the Superhero: A GMA News and Public Affairs year-end special," this January 1, 2022, Saturday, 7:45 PM on GMA!

Experience Full K-Drama Experience with Korea's Premier K-Channel tvN Exclusively on Smart’s GigaPlay

Binge-watch on all your favorite K-dramas in one super streaming app as leading mobile services provider, Smart Communications, Inc. partners with Korea’s No. 1 network and premier K-channel tvN to stream non-stop content on the GigaPlay App beginning December 15.

Smart subscribers can enjoy their favorite tvN K-dramas and Korean variety shows in the streaming platform that gives subscribers exclusive access to curated content including live concerts, sports events, films, and more.

We ourselves are fans of K-dramas like most of our Smart customers. With tvN on Smart’s GigaPlay App, we can all binge-watch on our favorite K-dramas and TV shows. Watch and rewatch series such as ‘Crash Landing On You’ and take advantage of fresh Korean content 24 hours after Korean TV broadcast because we now have tvN on GigaPlay,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.

More than a platform, GigaPlay provides a variety of content for our subscribers. From live sports to local and foreign entertainment, we are making it simple and easy for our customers to make the most out of their passions - all they really need to do is just tap the app on their smartphones,” added Basas.

Apart from the latest Korean dramas, tvN also offers lifestyle and variety shows featuring some of our favorite Korean celebrities. Enjoy access to the tvN Premium Channel 24/7 only on the GigaPlay App.

The GigaPlay App also houses local pay-per-view (PPV) content. Catch "Love Is Color Blind," the romcom starring the "new gen phenomenal" love team of Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano. Expect more from GigaPlay's PPV offers by following Smart's official social media accounts.

Don't miss all the exclusive live and on-demand shows and content on GigaPlay! Download the app now on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or click on this link:

Fastest 5G mobile network

GigaPlay is powered by Smart, the country's fastest and most reliable 5G mobile network as reported by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence. To date, Smart has already fired up 6,400 5G base stations nationwide making it the country's first, fastest, and widest 5G network.

Smart has also reasserted its dominance as the Philippines' fastest mobile network for the fourth year in a row, based on analysis by Ookla of tests taken with Speedtest® covering the first half of 2021.

Relive Beatrice Luigi Gomez’s Miss Universe Journey on Kapamilya Channel and Metro Channel

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez did not end up with the crown but she remains every bit a winner as her fellow Filipinos celebrated her Top 5 finish at the 70th Miss Universe Competition yesterday (December 13), which was aired live from Eilat, Israel on A2Z channel 11.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray were among those who immediately congratulated the Cebuana beauty queen, who continued the Philippines’ streak of getting into the semifinal round of the prestigious beauty pageant.

We are super proud of you Miss Philippines Bea!! Strong performance!” posted Pia on Twitter, while Catriona tweeted, “You made us so proud Bea!!!!

Kapamilya personalities also voiced their admiration for the Philippine bet. “All good!!! Well fought. Congratulations and thank you Beatrice Luigi Gomez!!!!” posted Vice Ganda on Twitter.

Tbh Bea got the toughest question sa Top 5. She would have nailed answering body shaming, women leaders, social media, but she still DELIVERED!!!! Nakakaproud maging Pilipina!!!!Bianca Gonzalez also exclaimed.

Phrases related to Beatrice and Miss Universe also dominated the trending topics on Twitter Philippines as she breezed through the Top 16, Top 10, and Top 5 of the event. Among those that made it to Top 3, Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021 while Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira and South Africa’s Lalela Mswane finished first runner up and second runner up, respectively.

Filipinos can relive Bea’s fight in the 70th Miss Universe Competition on Kapamilya Channel this Sunday (December 19) at 10:30 pm and on Metro Channel on December 20 (7 pm), December 22 (1 pm), and December 25 (10 pm). These replays will also be streamed on iWantTFC.

An early favorite, Bea wowed in her swimsuit and evening gown, sending her supporters in a frenzy every time she went on stage. "Actually akala ko kami lang 'yung sumisigaw but then again the arena, a lot of Filipinos came to support her. So maraming-maraming salamat sa lahat ng pumunta. Talagang binigyan niyo siya ng lakas ng loob to fight for the crown. And I am very, very proud of her," Miss Universe Philippines national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee said in an interview with ABS-CBN News after the coronation.

In the Top 5, Bea was asked by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere for her opinion on mandating a universal vaccine passport. She answered, "I believe that public health is everyone's responsibility, and to mandate inoculation is necessary. If mandating vaccine passports would help us in regulating the rollout of vaccines and mitigate the situation of the pandemic today, then I would agree on mandating the necessary passport of vaccination."

Meanwhile, Bea also thanked her supporters in a pre-recorded video that aired on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z. “Daghang salamat Kapamilya for your love and support. Andito tayo para sa isa’t isa, Kapamilya,” she said.

Watch the replay of the 70th Miss Universe Competition on Kapamilya Channel this Sunday (December 19) at 10:30 pm and on Metro Channel on December 20 (7 pm), December 22 (1 pm), and December 25 (10 pm). Catch the streaming of the replays on iWantTFC. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visit

Monday, December 13, 2021

Shopee's Visits Increased by 600% During Its Joyful 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concluded the region’s most joyful year-end celebration, the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, with visits surging six times on December 12 compared to an average day. Shopee users also enjoyed the best deals and rewards on their holiday shopping, with over 850 million Shopee vouchers claimed on 12.12.

Shoppe users showed support for MSMEs, with 9 in 10 shoppers buying from a local seller this 12.12

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are happy to have closed the year on a positive note with a successful 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the finale of Shopee’s year-end shopping festivals. At this year’s 12.12 celebrations, we were glad to have spread joy to all our users by bringing shoppers the best deals and boosting the visibility of more businesses. 2021 has been a year of accelerated digitalization, and we are thankful for all the support from our users. As we move into 2022, we look forward to helping even more shoppers, businesses, and communities access the benefits of e-commerce.” 

 Catered to all shopping needs in the holiday season

Shoppers delighted in hunting for the best gifts for themselves and their loved ones during this holiday season. On December 12, the most popular products in the Philippines were dresses, women’s footwear, and crop tops. Shoppers also turned to ShopeePay as their preferred payment method, with an 11x uplift in the number of orders made via ShopeePay, compared to an average day. On 12.12, ShopeePay recorded over 1.5 million e-wallet top-ups as Filipino users enjoyed a seamless and convenient payments experience.

Amidst the 12.12 celebrations, Filipino users came together to enjoy a wide range of entertainment on Shopee. Shoppers connected with their favorite brands and sellers via livestream, with over 150 million views recorded on Shopee Live in the Philippines. At the same time, over 300 million gameplays were recorded on Shopee Prizes, as users enjoyed more fun and rewards during the day. During the 12.12 TV Show, users were treated to an energetic and upbeat performance by Tomorrow X Together on Shopee Live, where they sang hit songs LO$ER=LO♡ER, Anti-Romantic, and CROWN. Up-and-coming local artist geiko also performed her latest single, “Oh no, I’m on Shopee again,” and shared the stage with her longtime idols, Ben & Ben.

Accelerated growth for local businesses amidst 12.12 celebrations

Shoppers spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses at 12.12, with 9 in 10 users shopping from local sellers. In the Philippines, popular local sellers included ABUBOT_PH, WILLET, and Mi Global, with the top local seller clocking over ₱21 million in sales on December 12.

At the Shopee Celebrates Local contest, users voted for their favorite local businesses with UNIQ.MNL, a shop that offers fashionable women’s clothing, is emerging as the crowd favorite. Shop co-owners and siblings Ireen Araullo and Ira Cruz shared their heartwarming story of providing job opportunities for their community on Shopee Live on December 12. They won users’ hearts, taking home a tablet and smartphone to use for their business.

Connected more shoppers to brands

In this 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, users soaked up the holiday spirit as they shopped for the best gifts from their favorite brands on Shopee, with orders on Shopee Mall surging 14 times from an average day. At the same time, brands on Shopee Mall connected with new shoppers at 12.12, with 1 in 8 users being first-time Mall shoppers. Filipinos also looked to upgrade their smartphones for Christmas, with electronics brands Poco, realme, and Infinix as the top brands during 12.12.

ShopeePay also enabled more users to connect with offline merchants during the 12.12 period. With over 2 million purchases made through Deals Near Me, Shopee’s location-based online-to- offline feature, offline retailers enjoyed a boost in footfall as users redeemed their payment vouchers in-store.

Widened access to more users across the country

Across the country, South Luzon saw the biggest uplift in orders on December 12 this year. Meanwhile, Visayan fashionistas are already planning their holiday outfits, with over 100,000 searches for dresses alone. In Mindanao, shoppers in Davao City truly enjoyed all the discounts and deals, spending a whopping ₱100 million on the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

More sellers and shoppers based in rural areas also joined Shopee this year. Sellers in non- metro cities benefited from the increased visibility at 12.12, seeing a 12-time uplift in orders compared to an average day.'

Until December 15, shoppers can enjoy more deals and discounts at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale:

Download Shopee for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Over 100 Kapamilya Stars to Pay Tribute to Everyday Heroes this December 18

A night with Kapamilya stars that is filled with joy and surprises awaits Filipinos in the much-awaited “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2021” that will air this December 18 (Saturday) at 8PM.

Airing on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWantTFC, this year’s ABS-CBN Christmas Special will pay tribute to the country’s everyday heroes from different sectors who have selflessly devoted themselves to serve their fellow Filipinos and have sparked hope in the hearts of many.

For the second time, Kapamilya actor, dancer, and now director John Prats, will direct the ABS-CBN Christmas Special featuring representatives from various sectors, as well as over 100 stars from different programs of ABS-CBN. Also joining the celebration are journalists from ABS-CBN News, social media sensations, and even some international artists.

Makakasama niyo na kami para i-celebrate ang Pasko sa Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa. It’s the ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2021 and you can watch it on December 18 at 8 pm kaya magkita-kita tayo,” Gary Valenciano said in a video message.

Meanwhile, Filipinos will also receive a magical treat from Star Magic in the “Star Magical Christmas: The Star Magic Christmas Special 2021” that will serve as a pre-show for the ABS-CBN Christmas Special. The event, which will be a fundraising activity for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata 163, will feature artists from Star Magic, Polaris, Star Hunt, and Rise Artists Studio with celebrity housemates of “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10.”

Watch it on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel at 4 pm this Saturday (December 18), and will be mirrored on the YouTube channels of Star Magic, Showtime Online Universe, ABS-CBN Star Hunt, Rise Artists Studio, Star Music, and MYX Global. Just like the annual ABS-CBN Christmas ID, the ABS-CBN Christmas Special is also part of the Christmas tradition of families. Besides the star-studded performances, Filipino families also watch out for the inspiring stories and the timely message that it imparts. In 2020, the Christmas Special served as a fund-raising activity for typhoon victims.

Don’t miss a night of happiness and surprises this Christmas season with Kapamilya stars by watching “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2021” that is available on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC at 8PM. 

Before that, also catch "Star Magical Christmas: The Star Magic Christmas Special 2021” on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel at 4 pm.

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